Summary: This is a great NAS. I use it with XBMC via gigabit and wireless, and it hasn't failed me. I haven't tried it with multiple instances of XBMC, but I would probably recommend only one instance at a time, unless RAID 1 is in use. The beauty of this gem is the fact that you can gain admin privileges over the NAS with the installation of FFP (google it). From there, you can technically SSH the machine and use various linux applications.
NSA320 is the best price/performance NAS I could find
19 March 2014
Summary: First, the most important piece of info - After being slightly disappointed with write speeds in the high 30's, I started researching tweaks and found two very fruitful suggestions: Go into your computer's network adapter settings, and 1) Turn off the protocols that you aren't using (in my case, IPv6 and QoS packet scheduler and others), and 2) Enable jumbo frames on your NIC (mine was defaulted to disabled, so turning this on for the NAS wasn't enough).
Good Product for the money. Highly recommend but be careful of config
2 February 2014
Summary: This product has a lot of value for the little price that you pay for it. I stream a lot of movies that I get from various places and also store files and music on this device. Have a total for 4TB installed on this device as JBOD and after initialization (can take quite some time so don't be in a hurry, also will wipe contents of drive so back-up before installing). Once it's up and running configuration is done via web interface and has lots of bells and whistles.
Summary: The ZyXWk NSA320 is a nice solution for a home NAS. With 2 bays and outboard storage, you can serve a lot of content in a residential setting. It has most of the usual sorts of things like a web server, ftp server, time machine server, iTunes server, backup scheduler and what not as either stock or add on for no cost. The one singular pain is that the setup disk is Windoze only. If you have a Mac, you may have a bit of a problem.
Summary: I own a DNS320 for past few months and recently purchased NSA320 from Amazon. DNS320 from DLINK is a great unit with good support from online community for installing ffp and other unix utilities. I was able to install ffp pretty quickly on DNS320 and NSA320. Same goes with SSH shell and disabling telnet. NSA320 is more gui driven as far as install of additional utilities goes via its package section in admin area.
Summary: Over all I can not complain about this little NAS. It is small, yet packed with power, tools, and all the necessary things to make this a great file server. The GUI is pretty straight forward and will allow you to accomplish your file sharing needs. Just pop in a couple of drives, and in a matter of a few minutes, the system is up and ready to go. The manufactures description and outlines are right on.
Summary: I was looking for a cheap NAS server and saw this Zyxel NSA320 which matches my search. It seems that there are lots of good reviews on this product which are true. There are many things that this simple NSA 320 does. It is worth for its price and I only use this for media server and ftp server to share files to my friends. Transfer rate are not too bad.
Summary: Title says it all. Got the NSA320 for a steal compared to Synology or other devices to upgrade my old DNS-323 Installed 2 WD Green WD20EZRX 2TB drives, configured the Zyxel in RAID 1 and started copying around 200GB of movies to stream to Android/iOS. Transfer speeds have been averaging around 35MB/s (yes, that's megabyte, not megabit) over a gigabit network connection. No complaints with speed so far.
great product so far but far from easy to get going
Pen Name, Amazon
21 March 2013
Summary: Ordered this because it said things like "system backup" . What they didn't tell you is this is a third party software memeo that gives you a 30 day free trial. It cost $$ after that. I found that out after I got the system running. I ordered two segate 3TB drives to go with this. Installed the drives and tried to create a volume and it kept failing. My first thought was oh it doesn't support drives this big. My next step was to try and update the firmware.